Life in the Storm: Finding Jesus’ Peace in Difficult Times

Life in the Storm: Finding Jesus’ Peace in Difficult Times

John 14:27 is my favorite Bible verse

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

The thing about peace is that you can’t actually “find” it.

From magazines, blog posts, to the morning news shows, I hear a lot about “finding time”, “finding peace”…essentially finding things we already have.

 

I get it… when going through the storms and turmoils of life, it seems as though there is no peace to be found. There is no serenity, no solace, no silence. But that’s not Jesus’ peace at all. It’s not about everything being perfectly still and quiet. (more…)

How God Uses Hard Times to Get Your Most Authentic Praise

How God Uses Hard Times to Get Your Most Authentic Praise

I always get a kick of memes on social media that have the caption “The Struggle is Real”… usually it has something to do with getting up at some ridiculous hour in the morning after having a few hours of sleep or a car driving down the interstate with three wheels!

 

Although those memes are hilarious, they are hardly the definition of the real struggles we go through in life. Jesus taught – in this world we will have trouble (John 16:33). Not maybe, not might… but WILL! Most of the struggles we face are not by accident. They are designed to bring us closer to God… even the ones we bring on ourselves. (more…)